The seat of Lee County government also serves as the area's leading center of culture, recreation, healthcare, and education. Brimming over with historic charm, Opelika proudly proclaims itself as a city "Rich in Heritage with a Vision for the Future." Enjoying the highest elevation between Atlanta and New Orleans, the city features quaint Railroad Avenue and a collection of exquisitely restored historic homes as reminders of a rich and colorful past. For one week each December, the entire city is transformed into a Currier and Ives wonderland of holiday images, drawing thousands of visitors to twinkling lights, costumed characters, singers, actors, and musicians. Historic treasures include the downtown district, charming homes, the newly restored Depot, and the historic Pepperell Mill Village. The 1,200-seat performing arts center, one of the nation's top ten public golf courses, great parks and extensive supervised programs, and lakefront recreation only scratch the surface of reasons why residents of Opelika would not consider any other home.
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